Doughnuts for breakfast?! Is it a cheat meal? Not in this case (at least it doesn’t have to be)! Each doughnut hole has only 60 calories, 2 grams of fat and absolutely no sugar! These are simple to make and easy to store for a great breakfast treat. What’s even better is they are easy to eat on the go if your schedule is jammed; they are a much better alternative to grabbing a fast food meal. So satisfy that sweet tooth with zero guilt and make these delicious doughnut holes today!
Typically when I write my recipes, I will just list a generic whey, casein or blended protein in the ingredients. However, every once in a while I come across a protein that I just can’t help but mention, and Jamie Eason’s signature protein line has led me to do just that! Enjoy!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT HOLES
1 scoop Jamie Eason vanilla Whey Protein Isolate Shake, or vanilla whey isolate of choice
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated Splenda or stevia (or your preferred sweetener) plus extra for topping (optional)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 whole egg
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 TB nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 TB coconut oil, softened
How to Prepare
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray a 12-count doughnut hole pan with non-stick cooking spray (if you don’t have a doughnut hole pan, you can use a mini muffin pan). Set aside.
3. Mix the protein powder, flour, Splenda, cocoa powder, coffee granules, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Be sure to remove any clumps.
4. Next, in a separate bowl whisk the egg, almond milk, yogurt, and vanilla until completely smooth. Let sit for approximately 10 minutes until room temperature, so when you add in your coconut oil it doesn’t clump up. Once at room temperature, whisk in the coconut oil until smooth.
5. Now add the wet mixture into the dry ingredients bowl and gently fold together until just mixed (avoid over mixing, as this will make your doughnut holes very dense).
6. Spoon the batter evenly into each of the 12 doughnut hole forms. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Keep a close watch, as they burn easily. It’s better to have on the moist side versus over baked and dry.
7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with granulated stevia and/or protein powder. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before eating. Enjoy!
Per 3 doughnut holes (recipe makes 12): 180 calories, 12 grams protein, 18 grams carbohydrates (2 grams fiber), 6 grams fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.